When tissues in the ankle joint become trapped between the bones, this can cause pain. Pain in the back of the ankle, especially when the toes are pointed, may be due to posterior impingement.
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- What is posterior impingement in the ankles?
How can I exercise and still protect my feet as I get older?
James Ioli, Podiatry, answeredIt's wise to wear comfortable supportive shoes, shoe inserts, or both when you plan to increase your activity level (for example, in exercises such as walking, running, or tennis). It may also be time to consider alternative forms of exercise, such as swimming or bicycling, which put less pressure on the joints of the foot. Maintaining some form of exercise routine is vital to help offset problems later.
What is metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia is a general term for pain and inflammation in the metatarsal region of the foot, the area just before the toes that is more commonly referred to as the ball of the foot. It is often felt as pain in the base of the second, third or fourth toe on the bottom of the foot.
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